Working with Risk Management Authorities to deliver schemes through Programme Delivery Units
(1) Partnership working - working with RMA to deliver schemes through Programme Delivery Units
Under the Water and Environment Management (WEM) Framework the Environment Agency has founded seven Programme Delivery Units (PDU) across England. Each PDU has established integrated, co-located, delivery teams, to drive delivery of the flood risk management programme within its geographical area. Within each hub the PDU draws together EA and supplier staff facilitating access to the full range of experience and expertise, modelling, appraisal, design, construction, environmental management and more - required to accelerate identification, appraisal, development and delivery of flood risk management schemes within its capital investment programme. Through the PDU the EA will ensure 300,000 homes are better protected from flooding by 2021. A feature of PDU is significantly greater levels of collaboration between framework suppliers and client, sharing techniques, products and lessons learned, increasing efficiency and pace of delivery. The PDUs are available for utilisation by all directorates within the EA, other Risk Management Authorities (RMAs) and Defra delivery bodies. This paper describes the steps and activities undertaken by PDU2 (Sussex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire and west London) to engage and support local RMA and cites examples of sharing resource, expertise, and local knowledge realising improved flood risk management to local communities through PDU and RMA partnerships.
(2) Efficiency and effectiveness - knowledge management, sharing and exchange within Programme Delivery Units
This paper describes activities undertaken by PDU2 (Sussex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire and west London) to effectively and efficiently manage, share and exchange information. We explore benefits accrued through application of Building information modelling (BIM) principles, practices, and standards; how provision of project information in familiar formats (schedules, emails, drawings, etc.) ensure logical, visible and available data for analysis and use by the PDU team; and how, data expressed in digital object based models will facilitate progression of information fit for design, to information fit for construction. We conclude with thoughts on efficiencies arising through the PDU’s adoption of BIM based data managementBack to all speakers